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New strain causes Strep A infections

SCIENTISTS studying scarlet fever have identified a new strain of disease-causing bacteria, which may explain a rise in more serious Strep A infections in...

HIGH VOLTAGE EEL

There are at least three species of electric eels (Electrophorus spp.), not just one as previously believed. Two new species have recently been described...

Hybrid wheat variety to be available by 2022 in Pakistan

BY MUHAMMAD LUQMAN HYBRID wheat variety will be available in Pakistan for commercial cultivation by the year 2022, helping the South Asian nation to increase...

SOFT TACTILE LOGIC …

Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralised processing - creating a device that is not quite...

Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems

SCIENTISTS have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of...

A nexus approach to water, energy and food sustainability

BY PROF ABDUL KARIM ALIAS WATER, ENERGY, FOOD — all are essential to human life and all interconnected. However, achieving water, energy, and food security...

Hydrogel to repair heart damage

SCIENTISTS successfully conducted a first-in-human, FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that aims to repair damage and restore cardiac function in...

Combination of wood fibers and spider silk could rival plastic

ACHIEVING strength and extensibility at the same time has so far been a great challenge in material engineering: increasing strength has meant losing extensibility...

Macaques and malaria

RESEARCHERS in Malaysia, with assistance from colleagues in USA and Singapore, have discovered that long-tailed macaques from Malaysian Borneo harbour a new species of...

Why doesn’t it get dark when you blink?

WHEN you first read the title above, you will blink your eyes automatically. Is it right? So, why doesn’t it get dark when you...

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